HF21: Downvotes are not "FREE!"
Painting costs money. Video production costs money. Video hosting costs money... As a content creator I rely on a reasonable revenue stream to bring you entertainment in the quality you have come to expect. This requires a lot of eyeballs, which in turn need heavy promotion, which - again - costs money. My money, not yours. Upfront, with no guarantees...
Some people on the STEEM want you to believe that promoting one's posts equals "bot abuse" and encourage you to downvote trending posts "for free" via the new downvote pool, to "clean up the STEEM" and "protect your investment." If enough people are following this shortsighted line of argument, my promotions will fail and I will lose money. How long do you think I will go along with that?
HF21 has given upvoters a bigger piece of the action. Fine, but you know what? 50% of nothing is still NOTHING! Drive the content creators away from the platform with your downvotes, and you have no platform. How "free" are those downvotes, really? So please, think hard before you hit that downvote button!
That said, enjoy my new video:
Thanks for watching, thanks for looking, and don't forget to upvote and resteem if you liked my video. Catch you next time!